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Commission outlines remaining key challenges on gender equality

EU News 55/2015

Brussels, 05 March 2015

Ahead of International Women's Day (8 March), the European Commission is reaffirming its commitment to tackle gender inequalities across the EU. According to new Eurobarometer statistics published today, a large majority of citizens (76%) believe that tackling inequality between women and men should be a priority for the EU. According to the latest Eurostat data, the gender pay gap remains stagnant for another year running - per hour women earn 16.4% less than men. The Commission's annual Report on equality between women and men, also published today, shows that despite some progress gender equality remains an unfinished business.

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